We ALL have a Story, filled with ups and downs, trials and tribulations, joys and accomplishments. I myself believe that it is possible to re-write our story, in essence I think that do-overs can happen. It doesn't erase the previous chapters, but allows us to grow toward loftier heights as well as deeper in the soul.
These beliefs are what led me to the creation of the "Survivor Goddess" - She who Carries Phoenix Medicine. She is the 11th Goddess in my watercolor painting series "30 Goddesses in 30 Days". I love that she emerged as number 11, such a meaningful number in numerology.
[The Number 11 is a Master Number, symbolic of New Beginnings. It is one of a pure and intuitive heart. Often we can go through periods of time when the number 11 presents itself to us seemingly everywhere, signaling to me that our guardians are watching over us, sending us messages, and confirming our path.]
Here, the Survivor Goddess, has just realized her journey by connecting with Phoenix medicine in a dream. This initial meeting offers the energy of the phoenix in shades of blue (symbolic of the dream state) instead of its usual colors of red.
The Phoenix teaches her that no matter what, she can climb from the rubble and rise from the ashes in order to re-invent herself. Life is change, and we always have the opportunity to not only change because of necessity, but to change hand in hand with our dreams and ideals. The phoenix reminds her, if you're going to do it...do it right, do it big, and do it with love. "It's your Story...make it a good one."
When she wakes in the morning, she will remove her sleep mask, but the phoenix medicine will remain deep in her soul.
This painting is dedicated to all the Survivors out there.
It's your story, make it a good one.
The Survivor Goddess is available in my Etsy shop here